Mendelian Randomization

Oct 14, 2021 1:00 PM EST

Professor George Davey Smith is a clinical epidemiologist, director of the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) at the University of Bristol and Scientific Director of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children.

Professor Davey Smith’s research has pioneered understanding of the causes and alleviation of health inequalities; lifecourse epidemiology; systematic reviewing of epidemiological evidence; and the study of population health contributions of the new genetics. He is particularly interested in developing and applying Mendelian randomization approaches, interrogating the causal role of behavioral factors (such as alcohol consumption) and intermediate phenotypes on different health outcomes, such as cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.